Mariachiara Calabrese

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Seven patients with a presumptive diagnosis of osteoid osteoma located at the hip were treated with percutaneous resection of the nidus through computed tomography guidance. Histologic confirmation was obtained in 5 of the 7 patients. The average hospital stay was 27 hours. At followup, from 12 to 40 months, all patients remain asymptomatic. This procedure(More)
OBJECTIVES An isolated undersized annuloplasty was used to treat mitral regurgitation (MR) secondary to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) if the baseline coaptation depth (CD) was <1 cm. In the presence of significant tethering of the mitral leaflets (CD ≥1 cm), the edge-to-edge (EE) technique was combined with annuloplasty to improve the durability of the(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to assess the fate at long term of mild-to-moderate functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR) left untreated at the time of mitral valve repair in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. METHODS We selected from our prospective hospital database 84 patients (age, 64 ± 9.6 years; ejection fraction, 0.31 ± 0.064) who(More)
Forty-six patients receiving frozen bone allografts, preoperatively tissue typed for human leukocyte antigen and ABO antigens, were radiographically evaluated according to the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society scoring system at a mean followup of 55 months. Patients who matched for 1 or 2 Class I human leukocyte antigens with the donor scored higher than(More)
BACKGROUND To assess the long-term results of the edge-to-edge mitral repair performed without annuloplasty in degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR). METHODS AND RESULTS From 1993 to 2002, 61 patients with degenerative MR were treated with an isolated edge-to-edge suture without any annuloplasty. Annuloplasty was omitted in 36 patients because of heavy(More)
The results of bone-allograft reconstruction after the resection of giant-cell tumor close to the knee were reviewed in fifty-two patients (fifty-five allografts), who had been followed for a mean of seven years (range, two to twenty-four years). One giant-cell tumor was graded as stage 1; twenty, as stage 2; and thirty-one, as stage 3. Three(More)
Six massive femoral allografts followed up for 22 to 36 years are described. Three were intercalary, two were osteoarticular and one was a total femoral replacement. Their functional rating according to the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society System (Enneking 1987) averaged 82% (56 to 100). The radiographic score averaged 75% (48 to 100). Four allografts had(More)
The Levitronix CentriMag is approved in Europe for 30 days as uni- or biventricular support in acute heart failure as a bridge to recovery, bridge to heart transplantation or to a long-term left ventricular assist device (LVAD). We report the case of a patient who was supported with the same Levitronix CentriMag pump for 119 days without changing any(More)
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